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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 9/2/2008
 
   
Item: 1.  REGIONAL 911 BOARD: Discussion and action on the approval of El Paso County 911 District FY2009 budget to be presented by Joseph Lorkowski, Director of El Paso County 911 District.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE APPROVAL OF EL PASO COUNTY 911 DISTRICT FY2009 BUDGET TO BE PRESENTED BY JOSEPH LORKOWSKI, DIRECTOR OF EL PASO COUNTY 911 DISTRICT.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [911 DISTRICT, JOSEPH LORKOWSKI, (915) 562-3911] POSTPONED FROM 08-26-08

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC - CONSENT AGENDA  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ALL MATTERS LISTED UNDER THE CONSENT AGENDA, INCLUDING THOSE ON THE ADDITION TO THE AGENDA, WILL BE CONSIDERED BY CITY COUNCIL TO BE ROUTINE AND WILL BE ENACTED BY ONE MOTION UNLESS SEPARATE DISCUSSION IS REQUESTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS. PRIOR TO THE VOTE, MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE MAY ASK QUESTIONS REGARDING ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. WHEN THE VOTE HAS BEEN TAKEN, IF AN ITEM HAS NOT BEEN CALLED OUT FOR SEPARATE DISCUSSION, THE ITEM HAS BEEN APPROVED. COUNCIL MAY, HOWEVER, RECONSIDER ANY ITEM AT ANY TIME DURING THE MEETING. THE WORDING OF ALL AGENDA ITEMS SHALL APPEAR IN THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AS POSTED, UNLESS OTHERWISE REVISED BY THIS OR OTHER MOTION OF COUNCIL, WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF THE CITY CLERK READING THE WORDING OF EACH ITEM INTO THE RECORD.

"2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF AUGUST 26, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF AUGUST 26, 2008.

[MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"3. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

ACTION TAKEN: EXCUSED

REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO

"4A. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A FIFTH AMENDMENT TO THE GOLF COURSE OPERATION AND CONCESSION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (AS OWNER) AND GOLF MANAGEMENT, INC. (AS CONCESSIONAIRE) FOR THE REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS LONE STAR GOLF COURSE LOCATED AT 1510 HAWKINS BOULEVARD, EL PASO, TEXAS.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A FIFTH AMENDMENT TO THE GOLF COURSE OPERATION AND CONCESSION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (AS OWNER) AND GOLF MANAGEMENT, INC. (AS CONCESSIONAIRE) FOR THE REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS LONE STAR GOLF COURSE LOCATED AT 1510 HAWKINS BOULEVARD, EL PASO, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, PATRICK ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

"4B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE GENERAL AVIATION COMMERCIAL GROUND LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (LESSOR) AND AIR PARTS OF EL PASO, LTD. (LESSEE) FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADDING A TEN-YEAR OPTION TO EXTEND.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE GENERAL AVIATION COMMERCIAL GROUND LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (LESSOR) AND AIR PARTS OF EL PASO, LTD. (LESSEE) FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADDING A TEN-YEAR OPTION TO EXTEND. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, PATRICK ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

"4C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A GENERAL AVIATION COMMERCIAL GROUND LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''LESSOR'') AND EL PASO AIR LIMITED (''LESSEE'') MUNICIPALLY KNOWN AND NUMBERED AS 1740 AMERICAN DRIVE, EL PASO, TEXAS.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A GENERAL AVIATION COMMERCIAL GROUND LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''LESSOR'') AND EL PASO AIR LIMITED (''LESSEE'') REGARDING THE FOLLOWING PREMISES: PARCEL 2D BEING A PORTION OF LOT 2, BLOCK 4, EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRACT UNIT 10, CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 50,608 SQUARE FEET OF LAND, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, MUNICIPALLY KNOWN AND NUMBERED AS 1740 AMERICAN DRIVE, EL PASO, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, PATRICK ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

"4D. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN ASSUMPTION AGREEMENT BY AND AMONG THE CITY OF EL PASO, MARIA DE JESUS PEREZ, ADELA PEREZ, JESUSITA VASQUEZ, AND ANTONIA RUEDAS CONCERNING LIABILITY FOR THE CITY'S REHABILITATION LOAN AND LIEN AGAINST THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3929 TULAROSA, EL PASO, TEXAS.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN ASSUMPTION AGREEMENT BY AND AMONG THE CITY OF EL PASO, MARIA DE JESUS PEREZ, ADELA PEREZ, JESUSITA VASQUEZ, AND ANTONIA RUEDAS CONCERNING LIABILITY FOR THE CITY'S REHABILITATION LOAN AND LIEN AGAINST THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3929 TULAROSA, EL PASO, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 8) [COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, WILLIAM LILLY, (915) 541-4643]

"4E. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY TERMINATE THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY AND BAIN CONSTRUCTION FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS STORM 2006 NORTHGATE DIVERSION CHANNEL, SOLICITATION NO. 2008-036, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 6.9, RIGHT OF OWNER TO TERMINATE CONTRACT.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY TERMINATE THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY AND BAIN CONSTRUCTION FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS STORM 2006 NORTHGATE DIVERSION CHANNEL, SOLICITATION NO. 2008-036, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 6.9, RIGHT OF OWNER TO TERMINATE CONTRACT. (DISTRICT 4) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

"4F. RESOLUTION: THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS (''CITY''), ACTING IN ITS CAPACITY AS THE FISCAL AGENT TO THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FOR THE EL PASO URBAN TRANSPORTATION STUDY AREA (''MPO''), AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (''UTEP'')

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS (''CITY''), ACTING IN ITS CAPACITY AS THE FISCAL AGENT TO THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FOR THE EL PASO URBAN TRANSPORTATION STUDY AREA (''MPO''), AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (''UTEP'') TO ASSIST THE MPO IN DEVELOPING THE INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION MODEL. THE AGREEMENT PERIOD IS FROM OCTOBER 1, 2008, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2009, WITH THE OPTION FOR 2 ONE-YEAR EXTENSIONS. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION, ROY GILYARD, (915) 591-9735]

"5A. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: JOHN P. LANE TO THE CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

JOHN P. LANE TO THE CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS BY REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, DISTRICT 3. [REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, (915) 541-4572]

"5B. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: RENE NEVAREZ TO THE ART MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

RENE NEVAREZ TO THE ART MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, JR., DISTRICT 6. [REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, (915) 541-4178]

"5C. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: ALBERT ALVIDREZ TO THE ART MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

ALBERT ALVIDREZ TO THE ART MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, JR., DISTRICT 6. [REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, (915) 541-4178]

"6A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: ELVIA G. HERNANDEZ TO THE GREATER EL PASO CIVIC, CONVENTION & TOURISM ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

ELVIA G. HERNANDEZ TO THE GREATER EL PASO CIVIC, CONVENTION & TOURISM ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, DISTRICT 3.

[REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, (915) 541-4572]

"6B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: YVETTE LASCURAIN TO THE EL PASO MOUNTAIN COMMITTEE

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

YVETTE LASCURAIN TO THE EL PASO MOUNTAIN COMMITTEE BY REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, DISTRICT 3. [REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, (915) 541-4572]

"6C. BOARD APPOINTMENT: ALEX MARES TO THE EL PASO MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

ALEX MARES TO THE EL PASO MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, DISTRICT 3. [REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, (915) 541-4572]

"7. APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUND:

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE TAX REFUNDS LISTED ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA BE APPROVED.

(SEE ATTACHMENT A) (ALL DISTRICTS) [TAX OFFICE, JUAN SANDOVAL, (915) 541-4369]

ATTACHMENT A

TAX REFUNDS

SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

A. CITI MORTGAGE, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,785.89 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #C340-999-0580-4700).



B. PATRICIA DALBIN IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,591.07 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #H421-999-0000-2100).



C. FIS TAX SERVICE OR CMS IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,639.82 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #N425-999-0040-2000).



D. CITY MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,516.31 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #Q550-999-0120-3200).



E. BENEFICIAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,912.35 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S029-999-0200-6700).



"8. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-217 (MOBILE UNIT - WIC PROGRAM) TO METRO FIRE APPARATUS SPECIALIST, INC

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-217 (MOBILE UNIT - WIC PROGRAM) TO METRO FIRE APPARATUS SPECIALIST, INC., FOR A TOTAL AWARD OF $184,700.

DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC HEALTH

AWARD TO: METRO FIRE APPARATUS SPECIALIST, INC.

HOUSTON, TX

ITEMS: ALL

ACCOUNT NO.: 41150011 - 508006 - 06330 - G4108AD

FUNDING SOURCE: ADMIN WIC - ADMIN FY08

TOTAL AWARD: $184,700

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A ONE-TIME PURCHASE TYPE CONTRACT FOR THE MOBILE UNIT - WIC PROGRAM.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMEND AWARD TO METRO FIRE APPARATUS SPECIALIST, INC., THE VENDOR OFFERING THE BEST VALUE BID.

[FINANCIAL SERVICES/PURCHASING, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 9.  ENGINEERING - COMPETITVE SEALED PROPOSAL: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2008-215 (Civic Center Plaza Renovation) to F.T. James Construction, Inc.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-215 (CIVIC CENTER PLAZA RENOVATION) TO F.T. JAMES CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $6,859,654.

DEPARTMENT: CONVENTION AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

AWARD TO: F.T. JAMES CONSTRUCTION, INC.

BASE BID: $3,431,654

OPTION 1B: $ 195,000

ALTERNATE 4: $ 850,000

ALTERNATE 5: $ 210,000

ALTERNATE 7: $2,165,000

ALTERNATE 9: $ 8,000

ACCOUNT NO.: 57107100 - 508027 (401021) - 27456 - P501566

FUNDING SOURCE: HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX REVENUE BONDS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $6,859,654

DISTRICT: 8

IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY CONTRACTS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE THIS AWARD.

AS A PART OF THIS AWARD, THE CITY ENGINEER MAY, WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM CITY COUNCIL, APPROVE CONTRACT CHANGES WHICH ARE NECESSARY FOR PROPER EXECUTION OF THE WORK AND CARRYING OUT THE INTENT OF THE DESIGN, BUT WHICH DO NOT INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT AS AWARDED, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $25,000 PER NUMBERED CHANGE ORDER WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION BY CITY COUNCIL.

THIS IS A LUMP-SUM CONTRACT.

THE FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT - PURCHASING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, AND CONVENTION AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER RECOMMEND AWARD TO F.T. JAMES CONSTRUCTION, INC., THE OFFEROR WHO SUBMITTED THE HIGHEST RANKED PROPOSAL.

[ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10A.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Lot 2, Block 1, Whitfield Subdivision Unit Two,and Tract 18, S.A. and M.G. Railway Company Survey No. 266, 350 Coates Road. ZON08 00043
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 2, BLOCK 1, WHITFIELD SUBDIVISION UNIT TWO, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, AND TRACT 18, S.A. AND M.G. RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEY NO. 266, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM M-1 (LIGHT MANUFACTURING) TO R-3 (RESIDENTIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 350 COATES ROAD. APPLICANT: EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT. ZON08 00043 (DISTRICT 1)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MIRIAN SPENCER, (915) 541-4192]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance releasing a condition placed on property by Ordinance No. 8527 which changed the zoning of a portion of Lots 20 and 23, Block B, Pioneer Subdivision, 6540 Mohair. ZON07 00154
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK.

AN ORDINANCE RELEASING A CONDITION PLACED ON PROPERTY BY ORDINANCE NO. 8527 WHICH CHANGED THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOTS 20 AND 23, BLOCK B, PIONEER SUBDIVISION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, AND WHICH IMPOSED CERTAIN CONDITIONS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 6540 MOHAIR. APPLICANT: EDUARDO GUZMAN. ZON07 00154 (DISTRICT 4) THIS IS AN APPEAL CASE.

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ISMAEL SEGOVIA, (915) 541-4027]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10C.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Lots 20 and 23, Block B, Pioneer Subdivision, 6540 Mohair. ZON07-00125
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK.

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOTS 20 AND 23, BLOCK B, PIONEER SUBDIVISION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM C-4/SC (COMMERCIAL/SPECIAL CONTRACT) TO M-2 (MANUFACTURING). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 6540 MOHAIR. APPLICANT: EDUARDO GUZMAN. ZON07-00125 (DISTRICT 4)

THIS IS AN APPEAL CASE.

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ISMAEL SEGOVIA, (915) 541-4027]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10D.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance extending the term of Ordinance 16013 which granted a Special Privilege to Mario Hernandez, Hector Cobos, Jr., Eber Martinez, Maria Cobos, Margarita Cobos, Juan Torres, Pedro Orona, Hector Cobos, Maria Prieto, Maria Grado, Jack Kellog, Jesus Hernandez, Eusebio Coronel, Victor Ochoa, Carmen Cox, Maria Chavez, Eunise Morales, Maria Barraza, Santiago Aguilar, and   (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK.

AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE TERM OF ORDINANCE 16013 WHICH GRANTED A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO MARIO HERNANDEZ, HECTOR COBOS, JR., EBER MARTINEZ, MARIA COBOS, MARGARITA COBOS, JUAN TORRES, PEDRO ORONA, HECTOR COBOS, MARIA PRIETO, MARIA GRADO, JACK KELLOG, JESUS HERNANDEZ, EUSEBIO CORONEL, VICTOR OCHOA, CARMEN COX, MARIA CHAVEZ, EUNISE MORALES, MARIA BARRAZA, SANTIAGO AGUILAR, AND BRANDON PALMA TO ENCROACH ONTO A PORTION OF VARIOUS PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY WITH A FOOD-VENDING CONCESSION IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA. APPLICANT: CITY OF EL PASO. (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 11.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 16086, establishing deadlines and procedures for placing matters on the agenda for City Council Meeting, to amend Section 4 relating to the provision of back-up materials accompanying agenda items.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION FAILED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 16086, ESTABLISHING DEADLINES AND PROCEDURES FOR PLACING MATTERS ON THE AGENDA FOR CITY COUNCIL MEETING, TO AMEND SECTION 4 RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF BACK-UP MATERIALS ACCOMPANYING AGENDA ITEMS.

[REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA, (915) 541-4701]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NO
2 Rep. Byrd NO
3 Rep. Acosta NO
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega NO
8 Rep. O'Rourke NO
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 12.  HUMAN RESOURCES: An Ordinance amending Ordinance 8065, Civil Service Rules and Regulations, Rule 1, Civil Service Commission, Section 12, to add a restriction on hiring former Commissioners as Hearing Officers and a restriction on the representation of employees by former Hearing Officers.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 8065, CIVIL SERVICE RULES AND REGULATIONS, RULE 1, CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, SECTION 12, TO ADD A RESTRICTION ON HIRING FORMER COMMISSIONERS AS HEARING OFFICERS AND A RESTRICTION ON THE REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES BY FORMER HEARING OFFICERS. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[HUMAN RESOURCES, LINDA BALL THOMAS, (915) 541-4509]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin ABSTAIN
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 13.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action requiring Environmental Services to create and/or promote a recycling program in the City of El Paso specifically focusing on the recycling of plastic bags and to encourage Friedmen Recycling to begin the recycling of plastic bags.
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REQUIRING ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TO CREATE AND/OR PROMOTE A RECYCLING PROGRAM IN THE CITY OF EL PASO SPECIFICALLY FOCUSING ON THE RECYCLING OF PLASTIC BAGS AND TO ENCOURAGE FRIEDMEN RECYCLING TO BEGIN THE RECYCLING OF PLASTIC BAGS. [REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, JR., (915) 541-4182]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 14.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a Grant Agreement between the City of El Paso and Project ARRIBA Advanced Retraining and Redevelopment Initiative in Border Areas, Inc. (''Grantee'') for the purpose of creating a permanent and sustainable source of local nurses, teachers and information technologists to address severe shortages in t  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A GRANT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND PROJECT ARRIBA ADVANCED RETRAINING AND REDEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE IN BORDER AREAS, INC. (''GRANTEE'') FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATING A PERMANENT AND SUSTAINABLE SOURCE OF LOCAL NURSES, TEACHERS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGISTS TO ADDRESS SEVERE SHORTAGES IN THE CITY OF EL PASO. (ALL DISTRICTS) [ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN B. DODSON, (915) 541-4760]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin NO
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX1.  Claim of the estate of Gregory Smith; our file No. 08-C-167. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE LILLY, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE ITEM ON THE CLAIM OF THE ESTATE OF GREGORY SMITH; OUR FILE NO. 08-C-167, BE POSTPONED ONE WEEK.

CLAIM OF THE ESTATE OF GREGORY SMITH; OUR FILE NO. 08-C-167. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JENNIFER F. CALLAN, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX2.  Rafael Gardon vs. City of El Paso; Cause No. 2003-493. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE LILLY, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE ITEM ON RAFAEL GARDON VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2003-493, BE POSTPONED ONE WEEK.

RAFAEL GARDON VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2003-493. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JENNIFER F. CALLAN, (915) 541-4550] POSTPONED FROM 08-26-08

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX3.  Discussion and action regarding the retention of outside counsel for real property acquisitions. (551.071 and 551.072)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY REPRESENTATIVE HOLGUIN, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE QUINTANA, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND GILBERT LAW FIRM, P.C., FOR PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACQUISITION AND LEASE OF REAL PROPERTY BY THE CITY OF EL PASO, TO EXCLUDE ANY PURCHASES FOR THE STORM WATER UTILITY.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING THE RETENTION OF OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS. (551.071 AND 551.072) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JOHN BATOON, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX4.  Discussion and action regarding strategies and options related to Asarco litigation, bankruptcy, TCEQ permit process, and other legal matters involving Asarco. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE LILLY, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT CITY COUNCIL HEREBY AUTHORIZES OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CITY ATTORNEYS OFFICE, TO FILE DOCUMENTS AND TAKE ACTIONS RELATED TO THE PLANS OF REORGANIZATION AND DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS IN THE BANKRUPTCY CASE STYLED ASARCO LLC, ET AL., CASE NO. 05-21207 IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, AND GRANTS AUTHORITY TO OUTSIDE COUNSEL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CITY ATTORNEYS OFFICE, TO RESOLVE AND SETTLE THE CITY’S REMAINING CLAIMS IN THE BANKRUPTCY CASE, AS RECOMMENDED BY OUTSIDE COUNSEL.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING STRATEGIES AND OPTIONS RELATED TO ASARCO LITIGATION, BANKRUPTCY, TCEQ PERMIT PROCESS, AND OTHER LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING ASARCO. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, LAURA P. GORDON, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE


 
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